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What is the Health and Safety at work act?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) covers the required safety duties expected from employers. Employers must protect the 'health, safety and welfare' at work of all their employees and other members of the public that are on their business premises.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation governing workplace health and safety in Great Britain. It is an Act of Parliament that sets out the framework for managing workplace health and safety in the UK.

Why is health and safety important?

Health and Safety is critical as it helps protect employers and visitors from injury in the workplace. Health and Safety makes sense and should be adhered to by any business. Companies that ignore health and safety leave themselves at risk of being prosecuted, resulting in a loss of profits.

What responsibilities does a Health and Safety Officer have at work?

Health and Safety Officers responsibilities include:

  • Minimising accidents and injuries whilst at work on the designated business premise.
  • Create and implement a safe environment for people to work and be in.
  • Risk Assessment, Site Inspections, Investigation incidents and accidents, keeping detailed records of these scenarios.
  • Implement Health and Safety laws, train employees with company policies.
  • Handling, removal and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Oversee installation of new equipment and machinery.

How do I become a Health and Safety officer?
To work in health and safety you must have experience and be qualified to carry out the tasks required as part of your job description and responsibilities.

What kind of Job Roles are available in the health and safety industry?

There are a number of HSEJob types and roles available in a wide variety of Industry sectors, examples include: Construction, Oil, Gas, Utilities, Occupational Health, Food and Catering, Manufacturing, Production, Warehousing, Transport, Logistics and many more.

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